Dr Tendai Chari is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English, Media Studies and Linguistics. He has worked for over 21 years in the higher education sector. He specialises in Media Studies. Dr Chari has supervised over 30 Honours, 12 Masters students and is currently supervising 4 PhD students. He is a C3 National Foundation Research (NRF) Rated researcher (2018-2023) and is the Coordinator of the Media Section in the Department of English, Media Studies and Linguistics and chairs the NRF Rating Committee in the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education at the University of Venda. He has published extensively in peer reviewed and accredited journals. Among his recent publications are:
1) Media and Global Pandemics: Continuities and Discontinuities (2021). Journal of African Media Studies, 13, (3): 305-315., Decolonising Conflict Reporting: Media and Election Violence in Zimbabwe, 2022). In Beschara Karam and Bruce Mutsvairo (eds.), Decolonising Political Communication in Africa: Reframing Ontologies, pp11-25. Routledge; London, and Peace-Makers or Peace-Wreckers?
2) Discursive Construction of Domestic Conflict and Peace-building in Zimbabwean Media. In Jacinta Mwende Maweu and Admire Mare (eds.) Media, Conflict and Peacebuilding in Africa: Conceptual and Empirical Considerations, pp243-263. London. Routledge.
3) He has also co-authored the following books: African Football, Identity Politics and Global Media Narratives: The Legacy of FIFA 2010 World Cup (2014 Palgrave McMillan) (co-edited with Professor Nhamo A. Mhiripiri) and Media Law, Ethics, and Policy in the Digital Age (2017 IGI Global Publishing) (also with Professor N.A Mhiripiri) and Political Transition in Southern Africa: Democratic Consolidation or Change of Façade? (forthcoming, 2022) Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Links to other profiles:
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.co.za/citations?user=suYMbWkAAAAJ&hl=en
Research gate: https://www.reserchgate.net/profile/Tendai-Chari
Department: Department of English, Media Studies and Linguistics
Designation: Senior Lecturer in Media Studies
Qualifications: PhD (Media Studies) (Wits) MA (Media and Communication Studies) (UZ), BA (English) (UZ), DMCS (UZ)
Phone: +2715 962 8214
Office No: 22, Humanities and Social Sciences Building